Manjula Reddy Poems
|2.||Conversation With My Gyaenacologist||9/13/2012|
|8.||Ear Today, Gone Tomorrow||10/10/2012|
|9.||Proficiency And Prizes||10/10/2012|
|12.||Dolls Lie Naked On The Floor||9/25/2012|
|13.||Shrill Cricket, Still Cricket||9/25/2012|
|14.||The Blue Lotus||9/25/2012|
|15.||Jhansi Ki Rani (English Translation)||9/13/2012|
Jhansi Ki Rani (English Translation)
Indian poetess Subhadra Kumari Chauhan (1904-1948) wrote a poem titled Jhansi ki Rani in the Veer Ras style in Hindi. Here is my English translation of this poem.
Thrones shook! Monarchs revolted!
A new youthfulness emerged from India aged
A heavy price was paid for freedom lost
The foreigners had to leave at any cost
The year was 1857, the enemy the British
Swords old were sharpened to bring their rule to a finish
The Bundelas and Harbolas told this story of grit
Of how she fought like a man every bit
A woman fearless ...